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Camping in Rishikesh

Rishikesh Camping - Best Camps in Rishikesh

Rishikesh, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, is an ideal place for camping enthusiasts. Nestled in the serene environment of nature, Rishikesh leaves its mark on outdoor activities. The city’s beautiful natural surroundings, spirituality, and thrilling adventures make it an excellent place for camping. Camping in Rishikesh gives every nature lover a chance to experience the beauty of nature and outdoor activities. Majestic views of mountains, enchanting forests, and waterfalls surround Rishikesh. It also gives you a memorable camping experience on cool nights under a sky full of stars and bonfires. Also, its serene beauty frees you from the stress of your divine routine.

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About Camping in Rishikesh

Camping in Rishikesh is mainly divided into 3 types, which include luxury camps (Swiss), riverside tents and cottages. All these camps provide their services as per convenience. In luxury, you get a cooler with an attached bathroom; Along the river, you find tents with command bathrooms; And in cottages, you get AC rooms. Keeping in mind individual needs and options, various Camping sites in Rishikesh offer the best service to their guests. From dense forests to the banks of river Ganga, you will find camping sites everywhere in Rishikesh. Here are the 25 Best Camps in Rishikesh that will give you the best enjoyment while camping:-

Mountain Whispers Camp

Located near Hindolakhal Road, Mountain Whisper is the best mountain camp in Rishikesh. It offers comfortable, well-maintained alpine and luxury tents. The Camp of Whispers beckons you to stay here with views of the majestic mountains and attractions like the Neer Garh waterfall. What makes the camp special is the night view of Rishikesh City, which gives you a different experience in a serene environment. The camp also serves fresh vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and South Indian dishes. If you are considering camping in Rishikesh, add The Mountain Whisper to your list of stays.

  • Location – Hindolakhal Road, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – Deluxe Camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1200/ person
Nature Valley Camp, neelkanth Road

Nature Valley Camp is a fantastic Luxury Camp in Rishikesh, near Rattapani Neelkanth Road, 7 km from Tapovan. The camp allows every interested guest to indulge in adventure activities like rafting and trekking. The campsite offers comfortable beds, room service, free Wi-Fi, a well-equipped alpine tent, and attached washroom facilities. Various outdoor and indoor activities, such as volleyball, chess, and more, are available at the campsites. To enjoy an offbeat experience, this property is the best option to stay in Rishikesh.

  • Location – Neelkanth Temple Road, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1500/ person
Swiss Camp - Blue Jazz

With an attached washroom, single-double-triple bed, swimming pool, open garden, and modern comfort facilities, Swiss Camp gives you a great experience of camping in Rishikesh. The campsite offers a range of outdoor and indoor activities, including swimming. It attracts its guests to indulge in campfire sessions with refreshments in the evening. Swiss Camp serves Indian cuisine, which includes Garhwali from Uttarakhand and dishes from North India.

  • Location – Mohanchatti Village, Near Patanjali Ashram, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1500/ person
Camp Nature View

Camp Nature View is one of the best Shivpuri Rishikesh camping sites near beautiful mountains along the stream of the river Ganges. Camp Nature View offers alpine tents with attached washrooms, a Swimming pool, bed blankets, charging points, and accommodation on a triple-sharing basis. The campsite also organizes activities like 16 km river rafting, cliff-jumping, and body surfing. It is one of the best camping in Rishikesh, where you can enjoy breakfast, a delicious dinner, and a memorable bonfire evening. At the same time, non-veg dishes are served to every guest in the dinner buffet.

  • Location – Badal, Shivpuri, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1500/ person
Tapovan Heights Camp

Enjoy a perfect camping experience with your family and friends at a convenient campsite surrounded by hills, forests, and waterfalls. If you are also looking for something similar, then Tapovan Heights Camp will provide you with all that is available in camping. The campsite offers single, double, and triple-sharing luxury tents with various indoor and outdoor games. It also includes free access to a mini waterfall on campus. Tourists can also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool of the resort along with evening tea and all three meals, including breakfast.

  • Location – Tapovan, Tehri Garhwal
  • Stay Type – Tent camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1200/ person
Aspen Adventure Camp

Aspen Adventure Camp, located near Neelkanth Road, offers an unforgettable experience with luxury and adventure. With majestic views, the camp is set in a peaceful village surrounded by natural beauty. The camp is famous for its luxury residences, combining adventure with giving its guests the best outdoors. The camp resembles a two-storey house with attached bathrooms, a swimming pool, and an open garden. The Huel River flowing in front also adds to the attraction of this camp.

  • Location – Near Neelkanth Road, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 3000/ person
The Nines Resort Camp

Nine Camp Resort, located near Mohanchatti Road, is a luxury resort camping in Rishikesh known for its luxurious accommodations. Away from the stress of urban life, Nine Camps Resort is an ideal place to experience a wide range of scenic beauty and peace of nature. The campsite also offers various sports and activities such as archery, tent pitching, golf and dart throwing. Explore the local culture with a taste of traditional Garhwali cuisine, enjoy the thrill of camping and try River Rafting in Rishikesh!

  • Location – Near Mohanchatti Road
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp 
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1500/ person
Pebbles Camp Resort Rishikesh

One of the best Riverside Camping in Rishikesh, Pebbles Resort offers the best of adventure and relaxation with camping. Located on Neelkanth Road, this resort camp offers two types of stay, including deluxe cottages and tents with modern amenities. Indoor games and activities include table tennis, carrom and volleyball, adventure hikes, waterfalls or the holy Ganges. The campsite also offers a visit to Parmarth Niketan to experience the evening Ganga Aarti. Pebble Resort is the perfect accommodation if you are looking for a luxurious rest after adventurous activities in Rishikesh.

  • Location – Neelkanth Road, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1500/ person
Jungle Aura Camp

Located in Shivpuri, Jungle Aura Camp is a Luxury Jungle Camp in Rishikesh equipped with all modern amenities. Along with many indoor and outdoor activities, the camp allows you to take a 1-hour guided riverside walk and participate in various games. Visitors also have the option of river rafting with popular distances like 12 and 16 km. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snacks will also be provided in the camp, where non-veg dishes are available only in the dinner buffet. Plan and spend a night with your loved ones at Jungle Aura Camp.

  • Location – Shivpuri, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1500/ person
The Nature's Vault

Nature’s Vault is famous for its luxury Dome Camp. Hardly you must have heard about Dome Camp. Dome Camp is a modern camp that provides you with luxury options to stay. The campsite offers two categories of domes, namely luxury, and ultra-luxury. Depending on occupancy, visitors can choose their domes. 24-hour room service and dining facilities are available for visitors. Activities like live music, water volleyball, and bonfires are also available. If you want to escape from your busy life? Make sure to experience the luxury or ultra-luxury domes with majestic views of nature.

  • Location – Mohanchatti Village, Near Patanjali Ashram, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp 
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1500/ person
Swiss Camp Ganga Waves

Camp Ganga Waves is a picturesque campsite in the heart of Rishikesh, just 30 meters from the majestic Hival. Its prime location provides guests with sweeping views of the picturesque river Ganga, which adds to its scenic charm. From this vantage point, you can enjoy mesmerizing river views and the awe-inspiring Garhwal mountains. For visitors to Rishikesh, this campsite is the prime accommodation option. The camp offers a range of accommodation options including standard and deluxe camps with two daily meals.

  • Location: Phoolchatti, Rishikesh
  • Proximity to river: 30 meters
  • Accommodation Options: Standard Camp and Deluxe Camp Stay
  • Camp Price: Starting from Rs 1500/person
Camp Green Forest

Located in Phoolchatti and just 12 kilometres from Rishikesh, Camp Green Forest is near the Ganga & Heaval Rivers. This location is an ideal spot for intensive landscape camping, allowing you to embrace nature beyond the confines of urban life. Camp Green Forest offers a luxurious stay experience with round-the-clock room service, a designated parking area, charming bonfires, delicious food and thrilling rafting adventures (with extra charges). This camp also offers beach camping in Rishikesh to give its guests the best riverside experience. The campsite is known for its spectacular views of the Hival River and its lush, dense forests.

  • Location – Phoolchatti, Rishikesh
  • River Distance – 200 meter
  • Stay Option – Standard Camp & Deluxe Camp Stay
  • Camp Price – Starting from INR 1400/person
Camps of Wildex Rishikesh

Located on Neelkanth Road, Camp Wildex is known for its mesmerizing views of the river banks in Rishikesh. Just 14 km from the centre of Rishikesh, this camp finds its home within the boundaries of Rajaji National Park, blessed with tranquil river banks that invite every visitor to forge a deeper relationship with nature. Seeing deer and elephants in abundance around the camp and rare Himalayan bird species is not unusual. Stay options at the camp include Swiss Camp, tents and deluxe camps, all with room service and en-suite bathrooms. Furthermore, the camp caters to the culinary preferences of vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

  • Location: Phool Chatti, Neelkanth Temple Road, Rishikesh
  • River Distance – 150 meter
  • Stay Option – Standard Camp & Deluxe Camp Stay
  • Camp Price – Starting from INR 1500/person
Nakshatra Resort - Luxury Camping

Located in Ratta Pani, Neelkanth Road, Nakshatra Resort is a luxurious camping destination in Rishikesh, renowned for its idyllic riverside setting. Notably, it serves as a picturesque wedding venue by the river. The resort offers comfortable camping options for couples, families, and large groups, with modern amenities and double and triple-bed arrangements. In addition to camping, guests can also partake in the nightly musical gatherings held here every evening.

  • Location: Katiya Village, Shivpuri Camp
  • Price: Starting from INR 1800/ person
  • Options: Standard Camp & Deluxe Camp Stay
  • River distance: 40 meter
Aerial View of Camp Hideaway Rishikesh

Camp Hideaway, situated in Mohanchatti, a scenic 30 km from the city centre, is a delightful riverside camping destination in Rishikesh. This camp is renowned for its captivating vistas. It enjoys a prime location, a mere 10 meters from the Hival River at Mohanchatti. While Mohan Chatti is primarily known for its bungee jumping adventures, it also offers an exceptional camping experience along the riverside in Rishikesh. Camp Hideaway enchants its visitors with contemporary amenities, delectable cuisine, lively music parties, inviting bonfires, and various activities, including badminton and volleyball.

  • Location: Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh
  • Camp Price: Starting from INR 1500/ person
  • Stay Options: Standard Camp & Deluxe Camp Stay
  • River distance: 10 meters
Swiss Camp of The Palm View Resort

Palm View Resort is a luxury camp located on Neelkanth Road, Rishikesh. Situated on the banks of the Havel River, this resort-type camp offers both cottage and tent camping. The host of palm trees and daily bonfire music night makes it a special place to Camp in Rishikesh. With over 15 rooms, it is a compact hotel with AC and en-suite bathroom. This camp property features breathtaking mountain views, luxury tents overlooking the Heval River, rooms and excellent hospitality service.

  • Location: Neelkantha Road, Rishikesh
  • Camp Price: Starting from INR 1500/person
  • Stay Options: Cottages & Tent
  • River Distance: 50 meters
Wondrous Camp - Luxury Camping in Rishikesh

Located in Kathia Village, Shivpuri Rishikesh, Wondrous Camp hosts around 31 tents. The campsite is located just 500 meters away from the Huil River. Each camp with a swimming pool is equipped with coolers and en-suite bathrooms. The camp has 15 luxury Swiss camps with comfortable facilities that are mesmerizing with the majestic views of the mountains. Activities like cricket, badminton and volleyball are also much liked as exciting activities in camping.

  • Location:  Kathia Village, Shivpuri, Rishikesh
  • Camp Price: Starting from INR 1600 per person
  • Stay Options: Swiss Camp & Tent
  • River Distance: 500 meters
Camp Ganga Riviera Riverside Tent

Set amidst the picturesque backdrop of mountains and serenaded by the melodious tune of Ganga, Camp Ganga Revaria in Taliyal Village, Rishikesh offers a pleasant riverside retreat. Just a short distance from the Ganga River, this camp stands as the most popular camping site. Located in Shivpuri village, 16 km from Rishikesh, this place not only offers awe-inspiring views of the river but also promises various experiences, from thrilling river rafting to serene moments by the bonfire. With 15 comfortable tented accommodations and a café serving delicious buffet meals, it ensures a holistic holiday.

  • Location: Shivpuri, Rishikesh
  • Camp Price: Starting from INR 1200 per person
  • Stay Options: Tent
  • River Distance: 50 meters
Camping Rafting Rishikesh

If you want to enjoy rafting and camping, choose this Rishikesh Camping Rafting Package. Camping and rafting are the most popular activities in Rishikesh. Trip Tradition offers camping and rafting packages, which include a camping stay, meals and 16 km of adventure rafting. Trip Tradition has premier options like Luxury, Riverside, Beach and Jungle Camping, allowing guests to customize the package as per their choice. A camping rafting package would be a great option to make your experiences in Rishikesh memorable.

  • Location: Shivpuri, Rishikesh
  • Package Price: Starting from INR 2500/Person
  • Stay Options: Swiss Camp with Meal
  • Rafting: 16 km
Camp Brook Rishikesh - Luxury Camping in Rishikesh

Located at Gattu Ghat in Rishikesh, Camp Brook offers luxury camping facilities. This luxury camp has AC camps, a swimming pool and an open garden courtyard with breathtaking mountain views. Offering a blend of luxury and camping (glamping), Camp Brook offers high-end accommodation and modern facilities. The camp kitchen ensures fresh and tasty dishes. If you want a comparable camping experience, consider staying overnight at Camp Brooke!

  • Location – Neelkanth Temple Road Gattu Ghat, PO – Maral, Block Yamkeshwer, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury & Deluxe camp
  • Cost – Starting from INR 2500/person
Shivpuri height - Luxury Camp

One of the best luxury camps in Shivpuri, Rishikesh, is Shivpuri Heights. Surrounded by mountains and overlooking the River Ganges, Shivpuri Heights Shivpuri is the most recommended campsite in Rishikesh. This campsite is famous for its two types of camping – tent and luxury Swiss camping. Shivpuri Heights offers guests camping packages, including three meals daily, a camp stay, a bonfire, music, sports activities and more. This campsite is perfect for families, couples, and friends who want the best relaxation environment in Shivpuri or Rishikesh for camping.

  • Location – Vill – Badal, Shivpuri, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – luxury camp & Cottage
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1500/person
Panchvati Cottage & Camp Rishikesh

Famous for its views of the River Ganga, Panchavati Camp-Cottage is located in Shivpuri near the Badrinath Highway. This campsite is a beautiful luxury camp cottage property 200 meters away from the Ganges and surrounded by beautiful mountains. A swimming pool, mini activity garden, eight luxury cottages, and ten luxury camps with attached toilets exist. From this property, Shivpuri Rafting Point is just 20 meters away, where you can enjoy thrilling river rafting, one of the best experiences in Rishikesh.

  • Location – Near Badrinath Highway, Shivpuri, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – Camp & Cottages
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1700/person
Ecoterra Solace Camp Kaudiyala

Located in Kaudiyala, Ecoterra Solace Camp is one of the premier luxury camps in Rishikesh. Kaudiyalal is one of Rishikesh’s most popular camping sites, 34 km away. If you want to keep your camp shelter away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then Exoterra Solace Camp would be a better option for you. This camp offers an eco-friendly environment. The camp is famous for its fantastic camping experiences with stunning natural views. In this camp, you can see the beautiful nature centre, Ganga view and local Garhwal villages. The camp has around 15 luxury facilities, including one swimming pool, garden, buffet restaurant and activity court.

  • Location – Kaudaiyala, Near Badrinath Highway, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – Camp & Cottages
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1700/person
Camp Majestic - Luxury Camp in Shivpuri Rishikesh

Camp Majestic is a beautiful luxury camp in Shivpuri located just 200 meters from the river “Huel,” a tributary of the Ganga. Located 13 kilometres from Rishikesh city, this camp consists of about 15 luxury camps amidst the mountains. The property offers its guests a haven of peace with supreme amenities. Each camp offers mountain views with attached toilets. The camp also has a swimming pool, an open garden and a food corner to keep the guests engaged in relaxing and camping activities. Apart from a relaxing stay amid the mountains, this camp offers adventure activities that make the camping experience more dynamic.

  • Location – Vill -Badal, Shivpuri, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – Camp & Cottages
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1700/person
Camp Crossfire

Located in Kaudiyala, just 34 km from Rishikesh, The Camp Crossfire is one of the premier luxury camps in the Rishikesh region. With 30 luxurious campsites, this property offers breathtaking views of the River Ganges and the Garhwal Mountains. At the camp, guests can participate in various outdoor activities, including trekking, rafting, jungle camping, cricket and sports like badminton. The camp has a lively atmosphere in the evening, and the guests enjoy the music along with the bonfire. Camp Crossfire in Rishikesh caters to various preferences and budgets, including Swiss and luxury tents.

  • Location – Near Badrinath Highway, Kaudiyala, Rishikesh
  • Stay Type – Camp & Cottages
  • Cost – Starting from INR 1700/person

Rishikesh Camping Price List

Camping Type

Price

Camping (Common Bathroom)

INR 1100/ Person

Camping (Attached Bathroom)

INR 1450/ Person

Riverside Camping (Beach)

INR 1500/ Person

Camping with a Pool

INR 1600/ Person

Luxury Camping

INR 1800/ Person

Cottages

INR 2200/ Person

  1. Find Camping sites in Rishikesh through Trip Tradition. Trip Tradition is a renowned travel agency that is the booking partner for all the camping sites in Rishikesh.
  2. Once you have shortlisted a few camping sites, check their availability for your preferred travel dates.
  3. Once you have agreed on the availability and details of the camping site, they may require you to provide certain information or make a payment to secure your booking. Follow their instructions to complete the reservation process.
  4. After confirming the booking, the camping site will send you a confirmation with necessary instructions, such as check-in procedures, site directions, and any specific requirements.

Inclusions

  • Tent or camping shelter with bedding or sleeping arrangements.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are typically served at designated meal times.
  • Availability of safe drinking water at the campsite.
  • Common toilet facilities, showers, and handwashing stations.
  • Access to common areas, bonfire sessions, outdoor games, and recreational activities offered by the campsite.
  • Generally, basic safety measures such as first aid kits and trained staff are provided.
  • Support and guidance from campsite staff regarding activities and facilities.
  • Surroundings of natural beauty and proximity to the Ganges River.
  • Access to common areas, seating arrangements, and sometimes electricity or charging facilities.

Exclusion

  • Transport to and from the camping site is usually not included.
  • The camping package may not include specific adventure activities like white water rafting, zip-lining, or bungee jumping and may require separate booking and payment.
  • Camping gear such as sleeping bags, trekking shoes, and personal items are generally not provided and must be brought by the camper.
  • Snacks, drinks, or meals outside the included breakfast, lunch, and dinner may not be provided.
  • Any expenses for personal items, souvenirs, or additional services not specified in the package.
  • Campers are typically responsible for arranging their travel insurance coverage.
  • Optional excursions or guided tours outside the campsite may not be included and may have separate costs.

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Rishikesh and check in to your camping site.
  • Explore the campsite surroundings, relax, and get acquainted with the facilities.
  • Enjoy a bonfire session at the campsite, indulge in some music, and interact with fellow campers.
  • Have a delicious dinner at the campsite.

Day 2:

  • Wake up early and witness the breathtaking sunrise. Engage in some yoga and meditation by the riverside.
  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the campsite.
  • Go for a thrilling whitewater rafting experience in the Ganges River. It's an exciting adventure that Rishikesh is famous for.
  • Have lunch at the campsite or a local restaurant in Rishikesh.
  • Explore nearby attractions like the iconic Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula suspension bridges, visit ancient temples, or stroll along the banks of the Ganges.
  • Return to the campsite and relax. You can also engage in outdoor games or indulge in the local cuisine.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner at the campsite.

Day 3:

  • After breakfast, embark on a nature walk or short hike to enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding hills and forests.
  • Have lunch at a local eatery or the campsite.
  • Activity Option 3: Take part in other adventure activities like zip-lining, bungee jumping, or rock climbing (if available and based on your preferences).
  • Return to the campsite and relax by the riverside.
  • Enjoy your final dinner at the campsite, cultural activities, or a campfire.

Day 4:

  • Wake up early and soak in the tranquil ambience of the campsite. Pack your belongings and check out.
  • Bid farewell to Rishikesh and head back to your onward destination.

The itinerary above can be customized according to your preferences, the length of your stay, and the activities offered by your chosen campground. Making arrangements for adventure activities in advance is always a good idea.

Booking Terms: 

You must pay 30% of the booking amount to book a journey. Upon receipt of this payment, you will receive a confirmation shortly. The balance amount should be paid on the day of arrival before commencing the journey.

Cancellation Terms:

  • Any cancellation on or before 30 days from the scheduled journey will not be deducted from the booking amount.
  • For cancellations 30 to 15 days before the scheduled journey, a cancellation fee of 50% of the booking amount will be deducted.
  • Cancellations within 7 days or less of the scheduled journey will attract a cancellation fee of 100% of the booking amount.
  • In case of a 'No Show' (immediate failure without prior cancellation), no refund will be issued under any circumstances.

Refund Terms: If your booking is canceled, any applicable refunds will be processed within 10 business days using the original payment method.

Confirmation Policy:

  • On successful booking, customers will receive a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours.
  • If the preferred time slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule will be arranged as per the customer’s choice, and a fresh confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Customers may cancel their booking before confirmation, and a full refund will be processed.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation 3 days before the travel date will attract a cancellation fee of 0% of the total travel cost.
  • Cancellations made 1 to 3 days before the travel date will attract a cancellation fee of 40% of the total travel cost.
  • Cancellation between 0 hours to 1 day before the travel date will attract a cancellation fee of 100% of the total travel cost.

FAQ about Rishikesh Camping

Yes, you can. Rishikesh offers camping options for both experienced campers and beginners. There are campsites with varying facilities and amenities, so you can choose one that suits your comfort level.

The best months for camping in Rishikesh are September to November and March to May. These months offer pleasant weather and are ideal for outdoor activities like rafting, bungee jumping, zipline, trekking, and Ganga Aarti.

Most camping sites in Rishikesh do not have strict age restrictions. However, it's always a good idea to check with the specific camp you plan to visit, as some activities may have minimum age requirements. Even then, if a campsite determines the age, it can be for people under 5 to 14.

No, you cannot camp anywhere in Rishikesh. Camping in Rishikesh is regulated, and there are designated campsites where camping is permitted. These camps are usually located on the banks of the river Ganges or in the surrounding areas. Choosing a licensed and authorized campsite for your camping experience is essential to ensure safety and compliance with local regulations. These authorized camps provide necessary facilities, amenities, and guidance for the campers. Camping in unauthorized or restricted areas can be unsafe and illegal.

The cost of camping in Rishikesh may vary depending on various factors, such as the type of camp, facilities provided, the length of your stay, and the time of year. On average, the cost of camping in Rishikesh can range from around INR 1500 to INR 3000 per person per night.

 

Camp

Stay Type

Price

Deluxe Camp

Shared / Triple

INR 1500/ 2500

Swiss Camp

Shared / Triple

INR 2500/ 3500

Luxury Camp

Shared / Triple

INR 3500/ 4500

Cottages

Shared / Triple

INR 2500/ 3500

There are many places in Rishikesh where camping is a significant attraction; Here are some of the best places to camp in Rishikesh:

Byasi: Byasi is a picturesque place on the banks of the river Ganga, about 30 km from Rishikesh. It offers a serene environment and is known for its adventure activities like white water rafting and cliff jumping.

Shivpuri: Shivpuri, located 22 km from Rishikesh, is another favorite camping spot, known for its dense forests and beautiful riverside camping sites. It is the best place for outdoor activities like camping, rafting, hiking, and birdwatching.

Marine Drive: Located about 17 kilometers from Rishikesh, Marine Drive offers breathtaking views of the Ganges and the surrounding hills. It is a popular camping site and starting point for rafting expeditions.

Brahmapuri: Located at a distance of about 12 km from Rishikesh, Brahmapuri is a peaceful place that is suitable for camping. It offers a serene riverside setting and is ideal for beginners and families looking for a relaxing camping experience.

Kaudiyala: Kaudiyala is a picturesque village about 36 km from Rishikesh, known for its natural beauty and camping sites. It is a popular place for adventure activities like rafting and cliff jumping.

Yes, camping is allowed in Rishikesh. Rishikesh and its surrounding areas offer several camping sites where visitors can pitch their tents and enjoy the serene natural beauty of the area. These camps are usually situated on the banks of the river Ganga or amidst beautiful hills and forests. However, it's important to note that camping rules and permissions may vary depending on the specific location and the authorities overseeing the area.